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The Brother XL2600i has been built with maximum performance to expand your sewing skills. This versatile sewing machine is perfect for sewing, quilting and decorating clothing, crafts and home fashion. Loaded with features, the Brother XL-2600i sewing machine offers 25 built-in utility, decorative and heirloom stitches, each with multiple stitch functions. It has a 1-step auto-size buttonholer, easy needle threader and drop-in bobbin to make sewing a breeze.
  • 25 built-in utility, decorative, quilting and heirloom stitches, each with multiple stitch functions
  • Automatic needle threader
  • Built-in thread cutter
  • Built-in 1-step auto-size buttonhole
  • Drop-in bobbin
  • Automatic bobbin winding system
Basic Features back to top
Adjustable Screen Brightness Settings No
Stitch Select Dial
Screensaver No
On-Screen Help No
Built-in Languages No
Zoom Function No
On-Screen Editing No
Realistic Preview No
Lighting Bulb
Table No
Needle Threading System Automatic
Independent Bobbin Winding Motor Yes
Thread Sensor No
Thread Sensor On/Off No
Automated Upper and Lower Thread Cutting No
Quick-Set™ Bobbin Drop-in bobbin
Built-in Memory No
Computer Connectivity with Update Capability No
Memory Card No
Cable No

Sewing Features back to top
Maximum Sewing Speed (Stitches Per Minute) 800
Knee Lifter No
Feed Dog 6
Back to Beginning Key No
Built-in Sewing Stitches (Includes Buttonhole Styles) 25
Buttonhole Styles 1 One-step
Built-in Sewing Lettering Fonts 0
Stitch Width (mm) 4mm
Stitch Length (mm) 5mm
My Custom Stitch™ Feature No
Sideways Sewing No
Start/Stop Button No
Speed Control No
Needle Position Key (Up/Down) No
Automatic Height Adjuster™ AHA® Feature No
Presser Foot Pressure Adjustment No
Presser Foot Leveling No
Pivot Function No
Drop Feed/Free Motion Yes (with needle plate cover)
Free Motion Quilting Foot Optional (additional purchase required)
Built-in Quilting Stitches Yes
Included Quilting Feet Optional (additional purchase required)
Specialty Feet Included Yes

Carton Contents back to top
Accessory Storage Built-in
Included Accessory Feet Buttonhole foot, Button sewing foot, Narrow Hemmer Foot, Zipper foot, Blind Stitch foot, Zig zag foot
Other Included Accessories Darning plate, accessory bag with needle pack, twin needle, screwdriver, extra spool pin, bobbins (3), power cord and Operation Manual

Warranty 25 year limited warranty
Machine Dimensions (H x W x D) 12.26" x 7.73" x 9.6"
Machine Weight 11 lbs.
Shipping Dimensions (H x W x D) 14.90" x 10.00" x 18.80"
Shipping Weight 17.2 lbs.
UL/CSA Listed y⁄110v
Quick Reference Stitch Guides No

Please click on the categories below to view the optional accessories for the XL2600i

N5689 Aqua (6-Spool Pack)

Brother embroidery threads are compatible with all Brother embroidery and sewing machines.

N5672 Coffee (6-Spool Pack)

Brother embroidery threads are compatible with all Brother embroidery and sewing machines.

N9020 Dark Red (6-Spool Pack)

Brother embroidery threads are compatible with all Brother embroidery and sewing machines.

N5600 Ice (6-Spool Pack)

Brother embroidery threads are compatible with all Brother embroidery and sewing machines.

SAEP706 Pacesetter® 100% Polyester Embroidery Thread Pack - 6 spools

Specially designed and tested for Brother® Embroidery Machines. Top quality, durable and with high shine. Included are 600 yard double snap spools (which keep your thread from unwinding) in black, white, red, blue, green, and yellow.

SASC706 Pacesetter® Poly Core/Poly Wrap Thread Pack

Included in the SASC706 are 6 great colors of exceptional quality Poly Core/Poly Wrap Sewing Thread. This thread has been specially designed and tested for Brother® Sewing Machines and offers top quality, colorfast usage in your sewing projects. Included are 430 yard double snap spools (designed to keep your thread from unwinding) of black, white, grey, blue, pink and taupe thread.

5300 Machine Carrying Case

Hard carrying case for sewing machines and sergers.

SASCKIT1 Sewing Starter Kit

Designed with Brother® Sewing Machines in mind, the Pacesetter® Sewing Starter Kit provides a group of key items you’ll need for any sewing projects. Included are the following items: 1 set of 6 different color spools of 40 weight XP Poly Core/Poly Wrap Sewing thread specifically designed for Brother Sewing Machines; 1 set of 10 Organ sewing needles; 10 empty bobbins; 1 clear view accessory foot; 1 pearl and sequins accessory foot; 1 cording accessory foot.

SA125 1/4" Piecing Foot

For quilt and patchwork piecing with 1/4" or 1/8" seam allowances. Using the center needle, straight stitch position, the right front edge of this foot provides a guide for creating even ¼-inch seams for quilts, doll clothes and heirloom sewing projects. When using the left side of the foot as a guide, an 1/8-inch seam is created.

SA185 1/4" Piecing Foot with Guide

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Exclusively for centered straight stitching quarter inch seams on fine fabrics. Quarter inch piecing foot with blade for seam sewing. Accurate reference marking on 3 sides of foot for visibility and accuracy. Single hole foot prevents fabrics from sinking into feed dogs.

SA161 Adjustable Zipper & Piping Foot

Genuine Brother® Accessory. This foot attaches zippers and pipings easily. Its position can be adjusted exactly on the edge of the zipper/piping, avoiding the non-flat parts of them. It also presses the fabric with just the right pressure. Adjustable zipper foot for left or right seams. Adjustable guide to accommodate varying piping dimensions. Single stitch opening for accurate and perfect straight stitch creation.

Requires Low Shank Adapter for ULT Series, PC-6500, PC-8200 and PC-8500 sewing machines.

SA109 Binder Foot

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Attaches bias tape with widths less than 7 mm (1/4 of an inch) using straight, zig zag or decorative stitches. The design of this foot will place your ready-made bias tape or will fold and place precut bias strips correctly for easy sewing to the edge of a fabric

SA134 Blind Stitch Foot, 5mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. A great foot for both embellishing and utility use. Adjustable for creating blind hems on a variety of fabrics. While designed for blind stitching, the foot works well for edge stitching, lace and fabric edge joining.

SA141 Braiding Foot

The adjustable guide on this foot offers perfectly centered hands free placement of cords, ribbon, braiding, or tape up to 7mm in width.

SA145 Clearview Foot, 7mm

The Clearview Foot can be used with any application where visibility of seams or pattern markings is desired for ease in embellishment. Similar to the 7mm Open Toe Foot except this foot has a clear bar in front of the needle. Perfect for quilting applique.

SA128 Concealed Zipper Foot

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Parallel grooves on the underside of foot hold an invisible zipper in place for easy installation of the zipper.

SA148 Cording Foot, 3-groove, 5mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Secure and apply cording in one step. Allows for the insertion of cords held by a notched clip with cords being stitched down using a serpentine zig zag or decorative stitch. Couch multiple threads with zig zag stitches. Flexible grooved securing attachment handles threads of varying thicknesses.

SA184 Edge Joining Foot

This genuine Brother® accessory is perfect for precise and easy joining of fabrics, even sheers and difficult fabrics. Hold fabrics in place while leaving a space to allow open decorative stitches such as open weave stitches. Reference marks to increase accuracy. Foot can be used to line up and sew edgings such as lace to edges of other fabric. Centered blade enhances ability to follow the edge of the fabric.

SA129 Free Motion Foot, clear

This clear plastic foot raises and lowers with the needle to allow fabric to be moved between stitches and to hold fabric in place while stitches are created. Screw on clear plastic foot has markings for easy reference. Requires Low Shank Adapter for ULT/PC series. Also known as a Darning Foot and may be used as a free motion foot.

SA187 Free Motion Open Toe Foot, metal

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Spring action open toed quilting foot for greater visibility rises and lowers as it travels over varying fabric thicknesses. Spring action with an open toe viewing makes following a pattern easy over varying fabric thicknesses. Open toe for visibility, especially with zig zag and decorative stitches. Screw on foot for added security during fabric quilting process.

SA142 Fringe Foot

The Fringe foot is a good tool for creating 3-D flowers, heirloom seam joins, surface texture and custom trims with a simple zig zag stitch. This foot was originally designed and used to mark construction details by creating tailor tacking, so feel free to use it as a great marking too as well!

SA120 Gathering Foot

The Gathering Foot can be used for lightly gathering fabric as well as attaching the gathered edge to a flat (ungathered) fabric, at the same time quickly and easily. The gathering foot will allow the sewer to gently ease or slightly gather fabric for various garment and home decorating applications.

SA127 Narrow Hem Foot, 5mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. The groove under the foot is slightly wider and flatter than the Picot Foot and is designed to create a flat narrow hem on lightweight fabrics.

SA114 Non-Stick Foot, 7mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Designed for consistent feeding with fabric such as leather, vinyl and other novelty fabrics. This non-stick foot glides over difficult fabric surfaces with ease, while improving stitch quality in many problem fabrics (some fabrics may bind under metal feet often causing problems with a consistant feed resulting in poor stitch quality). The non stick foot overcomes problems with fabric such as loop and hook tapes, leather and vinyl. Perfect for hemming plastic tablecloths.

SA147 Open Toe Foot, 7mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Clear plastic foot allows for sewing with complete visibility. Clearview foot for easy viewing of stitches, seams and pattern markings. Wide opening for use with decorative stitches. Horizontal opening for wide range of left to right needle positions and added sole pressure.

SA186 Open Toe Foot, metal

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Metal Open toe foot snaps on, to provide clear visibility when creating decorative and satin stitches. Metal open toed foot provides expanded stability and red markings for easy reference. Sole of foot is grooved to assure accurate stitch formation within feed dog area.

SA135 Overlock Foot, 5mm

The Overlock Foot is used for sewing overcast seams and protect edges from fraying. Use the overcast stitches in your machine and see what a difference this foot makes in their appearance and functionality!

SA149 Picot Foot, 5mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Roll fabric edge and hem stitch at the same time. Picot foot looks similar to narrow hemmer foot but is designed to create a shell look edge on lightweight fabric. Groove on sole of foot has been specifically developed to match width of picot stitches for perfect stitch formation. Groove on sole of foot allows stitches to feed evenly while being created and sewn.

SA162 Pin Tuck Foot, 5mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Sews corded pintucks on garment and home decorating projects. Pintuck foot for 5mm feed dog width. Secure up to 5 threads, vary pin tuck width by moving threads in grooves. 5 grooves on sole plate for precise formation of pintucks.

SA132 Quilting Guide

The adjustable guide can be used to sew parallel rows at preset even intervals. Slide straight bar into the hole of the presser foot ankle or walking foot (equipped with a mounting hole). The distance from the needle may be adjusted by sliding the guide from left to right.

SA160 Stitch Guide Foot

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Stitch guide for utility and embellishment projects. Stitch Guide foot for accurate sewing. Incrementally marked ruler. Horizontal opening for wide range of left to right needle positions and added sole pressure.

SA108 Straight Stitch Foot, 5mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. The design of this foot improves contact with the feed dogs resulting in more accurate and consistant feed which creates a higher quality straight stitch. Also used for straight stitch applications using fine or lighter weight fabrics where a wide center foot opening might cause the fabric to be pulled into the bobbin area.

SA189 Vertical Stitch Alignment Foot

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Use for top stitching for straight and curved lines for precise seams. Vertical Stitch Alignment foot snap on metal foot with visibly measuring markings spaced 2mm apart for use as fabric guide. Horizontal opening for wide range of left to right needle positions. Replacement foot for Vertical Stitch guide for edge sewing attachment on Brother's Quattro machine.

SA107 Walking Foot, 5mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. The walking foot is a moving feed system that holds and moves fabric between the presser foot's upper feed dog and the machines's lower feed dogs to better control difficult fabrics as well as multiple layers of fabric. The walking foot is great for quilting, sewing when matching prints or plaids or fabric drift is an issue.

Brother® offers several Walking Feet which differ in the size of the feed dog, shank height etc. Please check your manual or the machine listings on this website to find the correct Walking Foot to fit your machine. Walking Feet are not for use in reverse or side to side sewing as well as some built in stitches that include other than forward movement of the feed dogs.

SA156 Bobbins, clear plastic, 10-pack, 11.5 size

High Quality Clear Plastic Bobbins, 7/16" deep. Security notch for consistent bobbin thread winding. 10 bobbins per pack.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from love this machine i had never used a brother. sewed for thirty five years on a singer and now wished i had the wonderful new machine. i am still learning but i love BROTHER.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Machine Well Made. Easy to use. Light weight. I also got the Case for it! A+!
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Machine. Great machine. I like all the build in's especially self threader. This is my first Brother machine but I really like it.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mosr useful purchase ever. I had never used a sewing machine before this purchase. I read the instructions, and watched video's on you tube. Very simple to use. I was making hems on my tops in no time. Best decision I have ever made to purchase this machine. I was paying a tailor $15 per top to make a hem. Will make my money back in no time.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great starter machine This machine is good for the beginner sewer. It is easy to use and offers many different types of stitches.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Best Friend! First sewing machine of my very own! I am in LOVE! My XL2600i is helping me to make and do "sew" many wonderful things. I am absolutely delighted with it!
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New to this hobby Haven't done much to date. More to follow.See you soon.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this sewing machine Still figuring it all out but so far has been great , sewing my first quilt , sewed a few small projects for my husband he liked the job i did on those. I love this machine and I hope that i will get it all figured out and know how to work all the stitches on it . will definitely recommend it to other people
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sewing machine First it is so light and compact which makes it easy to handle and store but most importantly it is so easy to use. I haven't used a sewing machine since high school 40 years ago. I was concerned about threading the bobbin and the needle but it is so easy it practically does it itself. Would and have recommended it.
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for first sewing machine I am taking a sewing class for the first time this machine is what we use in class!!!!! Not a complicated machine very easy! I don't know everything it does yet but there are quite a few different stitches you can do!!!!!! Great price as well
Date published: 2016-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good purchase Nice machine easy to use very good quality control and easy to use
Date published: 2016-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This machine has been a work horse making drapes Just be sure to use steel bobbins not plastic to prevent problems.
Date published: 2016-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this machine This is just what I wanted. A smaller, lighter version of my old, outdated machine with new, convent features. Changing bobbins and threading the needle is so easy. So glad I purchased this sewing machine.
Date published: 2016-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Purchase Ever I'm a beginner and this machine is really easy to use. Love my Brother.....
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best sewing machine Is very easy to use I am so happy. Brothers best sewing machine
Date published: 2016-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Replacement Shipped quick. Sews great. Kind of noisy when you sew. But for the price and having the features I wanted I can deal with the noise.
Date published: 2016-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it My Brother XL2600i has been my best purchase towards my wellbeing. I have been in permanent disability for some years and sawing has been my best therapy! Before this purchase I did not know anything about sawing, patterns or anything about cloth making. But I realized this product is so easy to use that I just kept making anything I want. It could be a simple PJ's or a vest for my husband or a nice dress for myself!! I recommend this machine to anyone who wants to feel in control of their life!!
Date published: 2016-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice little machine I don't do any fancy sewing but I needed to replace my old machine. This new machine is really easy to use and I am very happy with the curtains I made. I really only have two minor complaints: 1) there is no adjustable guide (my old machine had one that attached with a screw to help keep the fabric aligned while sewing), and 2) I would prefer a metal pedal, as the lightweight plastic one easily slides away.
Date published: 2016-09-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed I decided to get this machine after my (ancient) Singer machine starting having issues. I've never used a Brother sewing machine before, but given all the positive reviews, I thought I'd give it a try. I must have received a defective product, because no matter how many hours I spent and spools of thread wasted, I could not get the machine to function correctly. It seemed as though the bobbin tension was off, but the machine does not give the user the ability to adjust bobbin tension. Once I contacted Brother, they told me that I could take it to an authorized dealer, but the closest one to me is over an hour away so that was not a viable option. I asked if I could send it to them to have it repaired/replaced, and they said NO! Even though it was a brand new machine, since it was purchased at Joann's, I had to go through Joann's to resolve the issue. Needless to say, I returned the machine and purchased a completely different model from a different store. My new machine is a Brother, and seems to be working well so far, so I'm not sure why I had such a bad experience with this first one.
Date published: 2016-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First machine It has been a long time since I had a sewing machine. Have not had time until I retired to do things I wanted to do. I had a Brother machine many years ago and knew the quality of this machine and that is why I purchased this one. I'm still in the process of learning how to do the different things on it but the tutorials on line have been a great help.
Date published: 2016-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Customer I don't know how to sew & have never even touched a sewing machine. I decided I wanted to learn the basics, so all I needed was a cheap sewing machine to start with. I didn't know what to expect on a sewing machine that is less than $100.00. WOW! I am so pleasantly surprised. I love my new sewing machine. It is easy to understand and will thread itself. Learning how to sew will be a breeze & enjoyable. I would recommend this machine to anyone who wants a sewing machine that is not complicated like the other more expensive one.
Date published: 2016-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good purchase Set up easy, takes a little time to get stitch correct, just read indtructions, very helpful. LOVE the automatic threader. Wish it were easier to thread needles. Sure it's my eyesight!!! So far...very happy with pirchase. Wish a case had come with it. I would certainly recomend this machine.
Date published: 2016-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect machine for a beginner! I have never sewed a thing in my life before. I wanted to start a new hobby and hence gave sewing a try. This machine was recommended by a colleague. This was so easy to use. My stitches come out neat. I would recommend this to any beginner out there.
Date published: 2016-08-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from LIGHT WEIGHT MACHINE Easy to take to quilt classes and groups. Very touchy about the bobbins used. Does not work with Brother compatible bobbins, have to buy direct from Brother. Makes a nice stitch and good for quilting. Inexpensive.
Date published: 2016-08-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stated above. I replaced my new sewing machine after 3 weeks. It just kept jamming under the fabric. The replacement is also jamming from time to time for no reason. I've had 3 Singers and never encounted this problem. I am totally disappointed with this brand.
Date published: 2016-08-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not very good I did not like the Brother-XL2600i I found it hurt my fingers just pushing the part that supposedly thread the needle. Most of the time it would not thread. When sewing it seem to tight or too loose. It was hard to adjust tension. I sent it back. I bought a Brother computerized PC420PRW and so far I love it
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little machine Excellent customer service & a great machine for the money. Small, compact and does exactly what you'd expect it to do.
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big bang for the buck. For the low cost, this is a very nice sewing machine. It is very easy to use and being able to see the bobbin thread is nice. Changing stitches is a breeze. I haven't used button hole feature yet, so can't comment on that. Overall, I am extremely satisfied and would recommend this machine to anyone.
Date published: 2016-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brother Sewing Machine XL2600i I am a complete sewing novice, but I wanted to learn to that I could do small repairs to clothing etc. I found this machine easy to use, the instruction manual is very easy to follow with complete details. A big plus. Although I don't think I'll be doing any large sewing projects soon I know that I will easily learn. Would recommend this machine for sure.
Date published: 2016-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Gift for Beginning Sewer I purchased this as a birthday gift for my daughter and she loves it. She has a 2 year old daughter and 3 1/2 year old son and is looking forward to many years making them very special clothes and costumes for Halloween and school plays.
Date published: 2016-05-20
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